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    Medion SIM2110/MD96698 Discussion

    This thread is for techincal discussion for those with a Medion SIM2110/MD96698 but want to improve/change the default "out of box" install.

    Discussion about VD etc will be ingored and should be posted in this thread - hotukdeals.com/ite…e=1

    Driver List :

    (ALL) XP 32Bit
    ubdebox.hopto.org/blo…zip

    (ALL) Vista 32Bit
    ubdebox.hopto.org/blo…zip

    (ALL) Vista 64Bit
    ubdebox.hopto.org/blo…zip

    (Please note : The servers will have some downtime, if its not working try again later and it will most likely work.)

    Synaptics latest drivers - synaptics.com/sup…ers

    AHCI is supported, A guide will be posted soon to show how to enable AHCI support for Windows XP 32Bit. (AHCI is needed for a sucessful install of Mac OSX)

    Mac OSX will install on this laptop and will boot fine with "fixes". I will make a guide depending on interest, here is an overview on what works and what doesnt :

    Fully Working :

    DVD ROM + Burning (ICHx patch on DVD)
    Ethernet (Out of box)
    GFX (Out of box)
    Power Management (With patch on DVD )
    Shutdown/Reboot (Using custom AzaliaAudio.pkg/ALC888 to fix crash)
    USB Devices (Custom IOUSBFamily 2.7.2)
    VGA Output
    Wireless (Ralink driver)

    Paritially working :
    Sound via Speakers (Azillaaudio driver) Sound via Headphone (ALC888 Driver)

    Note : You can only use one driver at a time. (You can't have both speaker support and headphone working at the same time. Its either one or the other.)

    Touchpad (No scroll, Patchable but someone needs to create a custom config.)

    Sleep very buggy (Using ACPIFix on DVD / Custom IOUSBFamily 2.7.2 /EHCISleepEnabler/Clamshell/ICHx patch on DVD)

    Webcam

    Not working :
    Card Reader

    Not sure :
    HDMI output

    Any questions then feel free to ask

    50 Comments

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    Would this not be better off on a specific website rather than a DEALS website??

    ODB_69;3944877

    Would this not be better off on a specific website rather than a DEALS … Would this not be better off on a specific website rather than a DEALS website??



    ha ha - good one


    edit - I cant believe this guy was serious !

    download synaptics driver for the touchpad and can tapping off (which I hate with a passion) and has scroll on RHS of touchpad.

    Original Poster

    ODB_69;3944877

    Would this not be better off on a specific website rather than a DEALS … Would this not be better off on a specific website rather than a DEALS website??



    I suggest you post that same responce to all 3,411 pages here.
    hotukdeals.com/all…sed

    It's called misc for a reason.

    Banned

    dem0nx;3945113

    I suggest you post that same responce to all 3,411 pages … I suggest you post that same responce to all 3,411 pages here.http://www.hotukdeals.com/all/misc/discussedIt's called misc for a reason.



    lol..no need to be rude,...only asking a question!
    Its very different though to probs 95% of all other topics. cant really compare to the WHOLE of the Misc section as you have as this is way too specific..


    People with this item will notcome here for advice tips etc and will go to a specialist website

    up to you but its a waste of time and yourattitude does you no favours either



    For the record yes I know its called Misc for a reason...see your post count, then see mine...Dont know why you feel the need to 'explain' this to me but hey ho

    Original Poster

    ODB_69;3945213

    lol..no need to be rude,...only asking a question!Its very different … lol..no need to be rude,...only asking a question!Its very different though to probs 95% of all other topics. cant really compare to the WHOLE of the Misc section as you have as this is way too specific..



    It's specific because all the tech talk on this thread :

    hotukdeals.com/ite…585

    Was cluttering up... This thread is intended to put all that tech information from that thread into this thread so pepole who own this laptop can easily get drivers/info.

    Banned

    Fair enough...didnt realise it related to a specific thread...i dont think there is a need for it but I can see your point...


    For future reference, if you create any threads like this may be better to just explain why when asked rather than to respond rudely

    ODB_69;3944877

    Would this not be better off on a specific website rather than a DEALS … Would this not be better off on a specific website rather than a DEALS website??



    I can't believe you of all people asked that!!! :-D

    have you seen your thread list??

    Banned

    bazzaric;3945683

    I can't believe you of all people asked that!!! :-Dhave you seen your … I can't believe you of all people asked that!!! :-Dhave you seen your thread list??



    There not as specific as this though are they


    I post all sorts of carp..dont matter to me, but with something like this how many people would come here for advice rather than a specialist website

    Its like asking best setup etc for a Home cinema, TV, DVD etc and expecting all info rather than going to AVForums

    has anyone managed to source a high capacity battery for this yet (other than off ebay via china)

    Thanks

    Original Poster

    Nope. All the site's i've seen are based in china, avg price around £50 for 8 cell...

    Whos running XP or vista X32 or X64?

    well, just to let people know, the i had a looka and the cpu is easily upgradable and there is an empty pci-x slot inside (aswell as the external one) for extra upgrade ability (tv tuner etc)

    Original Poster

    dijital;3950691

    well, just to let people know, the i had a looka and the cpu is easily … well, just to let people know, the i had a looka and the cpu is easily upgradable and there is an empty pci-x slot inside (aswell as the external one) for extra upgrade ability (tv tuner etc)



    Thanks. Are you sure its not just a mini PCI slot for wifi?

    Also to clear up confusion for those asking me about the processor. The processor is not a core 2 Its a sightly last gen Dual core pentium. (2007 MFR I Think)

    dem0nx;3951215

    Thanks. Are you sure its not just a mini PCI slot for wifi?



    Nope there are two pci-e slots inside the system ( and the external on a too )

    ODB_69;3945213

    People with this item will notcome here for advice tips etc and will go … People with this item will notcome here for advice tips etc and will go to a specialist websiteup to you but its a waste of time and yourattitude does you no favours either For the record yes I know its called Misc for a reason...see your post count, then see mine...Dont know why you feel the need to 'explain' this to me but hey ho



    Whoa there I thought you were having a laugh earlier. DemOnx did this in response to a request on the actual deal forum - and to help out others who got this particular laptop. I am surprised you are not familiar with the discussions that take place on the HDUK forum between members who have bagged a bargain and then discuss what they can do with it after. Thats part of what makes this a great site.

    I think your attitude here is questionable and the "my post count is greater than yours" comment speaks volumes.

    People are giving their time to help others here, which is great. What are you contributing to the debate - SFA

    dem0nx;3945292

    It's specific because all the tech talk on this thread … It's specific because all the tech talk on this thread :http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/304224/cheap-13-3-laptop-core-duo-160gb-hd/showthread.php?p=3944585#post3944585Was cluttering up... This thread is intended to put all that tech information from that thread into this thread so pepole who own this laptop can easily get drivers/info.



    demOnx - thanks Rep added.

    Banned

    phatbhoy;3953746

    Whoa there I thought you were having a laugh earlier. DemOnx did this in … Whoa there I thought you were having a laugh earlier. DemOnx did this in response to a request on the actual deal forum - and to help out others who got this particular laptop. I am surprised you are not familiar with the discussions that take place on the HDUK forum between members who have bagged a bargain and then discuss what they can do with it after. Thats part of what makes this a great site.I think your attitude here is questionable and the "my post count is greater than yours" comment speaks volumes.People are giving their time to help others here, which is great. What are you contributing to the debate - SFAdemOnx - thanks Rep added.



    No...earlier I just asked a question! no having a go etc, just a question...I didnt know it related to a particular thread...had OP just said that it would have been a lot easier

    If you ACTUALLY read what I put you would already know this!

    ODB_69;3946007

    I post all sorts of carp..dont matter to me, but with something like … I post all sorts of carp..dont matter to me, but with something like this how many people would come here for advice rather than a specialist websiteIts like asking best setup etc for a Home cinema, TV, DVD etc and expecting all info rather than going to AVForums



    ODB_69;3954166

    No...earlier I just asked a question! no having a go etc, just a … No...earlier I just asked a question! no having a go etc, just a question...I didnt know it related to a particular thread...had OP just said that it would have been a lot easierIf you ACTUALLY read what I put you would already know this!



    Oh I read what you said alright. I think you were doing a bit more than asking a question. Now, to paraphrase your earlier comment

    ...see your join date, then see mine...Dont know why you felt the need to chip in to this debate in the first place only to contribute nothing!

    Banned

    phatbhoy;3954600

    Oh I read what you said alright. I think you were doing a bit more than … Oh I read what you said alright. I think you were doing a bit more than asking a question. Now, to paraphrase your earlier comment...see your join date, then see mine...Dont know why you felt the need to chip in to this debate in the first place only to contribute nothing!



    What you think and what I did are not necessarily one and the same though are they?!

    FYI...its not a DEBATE its a Help thread :thumbsup:

    FYI Dont care when you joined, I have seen your posts,...hence the reason I reported you the other week

    ODB_69;3954694

    What you think and what I did are not necessarily one and the same though … What you think and what I did are not necessarily one and the same though are they?!FYI...its not a DEBATE its a Help thread :thumbsup:FYI Dont care when you joined, I have seen your posts,...hence the reason I reported you the other week



    1. You need to get out more
    2. You need to be less pedantic
    3. I think you missed the point - no one cares if you have higher post count/earlier join date etcetc
    4. Did you ask santa if you could be a moderator on this forum?

    Banned

    phatbhoy;3954801

    1. You need to get out more 2. You need to be less pedantic - … 1. You need to get out more 2. You need to be less pedantic - [COLOR=red]POT KETTLE BLACK[/COLOR]3. I think you missed the point - no one cares if you have higher post count/earlier join date etcetc4. Did you ask santa if you could be a moderator on this forum?


    1 - SNAP
    2 - [COLOR=black]POT KETTLE BLACK[/COLOR]
    3 - You obvo do as you keep referring to it not me, I was merely explaining to the OP that he dont need to tell me I'm not a newbie
    4 - are you 12?

    :-D

    phatbhoy;3954801

    1. You need to get out more 2. You need to be less pedantic3. I think you … 1. You need to get out more 2. You need to be less pedantic3. I think you missed the point - no one cares if you have higher post count/earlier join date etcetc4. Did you ask santa if you could be a moderator on this forum?



    ODB_69;3954866

    1 - SNAP2 - [COLOR=black]POT KETTLE BLACK[/COLOR]3 - You obvo do as you … 1 - SNAP2 - [COLOR=black]POT KETTLE BLACK[/COLOR]3 - You obvo do as you keep referring to it not me, I was merely explaining to the OP that he dont need to tell me I'm not a newbie4 - are you 12?:-D




    Hey Guys, could you start a new thread in MISC for this instead of cluttering this one up :-D

    [COLOR="Red"]Bubba[/COLOR]

    1Jim0;3949852

    Whos running XP or vista X32 or X64?



    dem0nx, when you getting your servers up? Iam hoping to install vista tonight

    Hi

    I know this may have been covered but on page 86 in the user manual it states:

    for the warranty to be valid, you must:

    1. Provide suitable evidence of purchase

    2. Register your product within 28 days purchase either online or by completing and returning the pre paid registrattion card.

    Am I being thick or do we have to register the laptop ? cant find a link on there website.

    Any ideas ?

    Did anyone get an invoice from VD

    I didn't get a invoice or prepaid registration card. Anyone now how we register online?

    I have just rang them and they took my details and gave me a ref no. But they specifically said in the event of a claim the invoice would be required. Just got of the phone with viking and they simply said we dont send ivoices to personal site customers.

    Anyone recieve an invoice with their laptop ?

    I did not get an invoice. As Viking is the seller, I guess we just go through Viking for any problems we have.

    BigFish;3969653

    I did not get an invoice. .



    Ditto

    Anybody getting Vista hangs?
    In the event viewer it talks about EC and the fact that I might need to update the BIOS or something.

    Also. Anyone got disassemble instructs. And is there another Ram slot? I have 2GB ddr2 or 3 800M, which I want to plug in.


    Thanks.

    :thumbsup::thumbsup:

    myjess;3995479

    Anybody getting Vista hangs?In the event viewer it talks about EC and the … Anybody getting Vista hangs?In the event viewer it talks about EC and the fact that I might need to update the BIOS or something.Also. Anyone got disassemble instructs. And is there another Ram slot? I have 2GB ddr2 or 3 800M, which I want to plug in.Thanks.



    I have reinstalled Vista because the Wifi was working intermitently. Now the wifi card is not detected at all.
    Anyone any ideas?

    Hi, I hope you can help with some advice. My Medion laptop kept hanging with the wifi working intermitently, sometimes the wifi card was detected and other times it wasnot.

    So I have reloaded vista, but now the wifi card is not detected at all. I have tried to look for different drivers on the medion website, but cant find the ralink wifi card one. I also tried your link in your post: (this link does not work)
    [COLOR="Red"](ALL) Vista 32Bit
    ubdebox.hopto.org/blo…zip[/COLOR]

    The notebook works via ethernet connection but its pretty useless without wifi.

    any advice will be welcome:w00t:

    I can't help much, but I can confirm that I have had no problem with the Wifi, so it may be that your wifi card is faulty. My wifi connects to a Linksys router, in case it is an issue with compatability (at G speed).

    Did you check the recovery partition for drivers, under Driver/Wireless Lan? It seems that the drivers installed are the ones under Azurewave AW-NE766

    BigFish;3999893

    I can't help much, but I can confirm that I have had no problem with the … I can't help much, but I can confirm that I have had no problem with the Wifi, so it may be that your wifi card is faulty. My wifi connects to a Linksys router, in case it is an issue with compatability (at G speed).Did you check the recovery partition for drivers, under Driver/Wireless Lan? It seems that the drivers installed are the ones under Azurewave AW-NE766



    Thanks. It looks like its a faulty wifi card. I am going to call medion. the end flap to dvd/cd drive has come off as well, its very poorly made. I purchased this notebook for the wife, she is not happy.

    Hi dem0nx,

    it would be really awesome if you could put together the install guide for OSX that you were talking about, I and many others would really appreciate any help in this department.:thumbsup:

    Cheers

    Original Poster

    John59;4011092

    Hi dem0nx,it would be really awesome if you could put together the … Hi dem0nx,it would be really awesome if you could put together the install guide for OSX that you were talking about, I and many others would really appreciate any help in this department.:thumbsup:Cheers



    I'll look into it, The thing is I'm not happy with the current OSX install, I still consider it a "experimental" build.

    4 problems I would like to get fixed.

    1) Sleep mode
    2) Faster boot up
    3) Touchpad scrolling
    4) Correct Sound

    If i end up getting those fixed then I would most likely have to rewrite the entire guide. Hmm.. If your still interested in getting up and running with those current problems.

    Might do a quick video tutorial on the pre-setup then the install. I'll post some info on pre-setup tomorrow.

    Hi again demOnx,

    I just wanted to ask if there is an update from you about the video tutorial you mentioned? I would be intrested to set the system up like you have for now. The prep information would also be very useful :-D

    Cheers

    Original Poster

    Was kinda ill yesterday hence my lack of posts, heh. Feeling a bit better today so will try and get around to posting some stuff later tonight.

    Original Poster

    Youtube's killed the video quality.. sigh.. oh well, ill do a write up soon.

    uk.youtube.com/wat…=18
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